Ramsho on Monday
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Not for judgment, Lord, and not for condemnation be to us your body and your blood, which we have received, but for the
pardon of sins and forgiveness and for resurrection at your right hand, halleluiah, and for an open face before you.
Of the Mother of God
The virgin, who was able to bear the hidden power which bears heaven and earth, behold, she intercedes with Him by
her prayer on behalf of sinners, who call on her in faith, halleluiah, may her prayer be with us.
Of the Saints
Our Lord called his disciples and commanded them: do not go in the way of the Gentiles and do not enter into the house
of the Samaritans and do not draw near to the teaching of the Pharisees, halleluiah, cursed be their teaching.
Of a Saint
More fair and lovely than the sun or the moon is your memory, O Mar (X); the sun gives light by day and the moon by
night, but your beauty at all times, halleluiah, may your prayer be with us.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.
Great is the day of Sunday and blessed is he who keeps it in faith; because on it our Lord rose from the grave and the
nations confessed the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, halleluiah, one God.
David, the king and prophet, sang and said in the fifty first psalm, have mercy on me, O God, and wash me thoroughly
from the iniquity which my hands have committed, halleluiah, and have mercy upon me.
Of the Departed
With the blessed martyrs, who loved you, and with the saints, who pleased you by their way of life, make memory of
our departed; make them worthy to stand at your right hand, halleluiah, and give them rest.
Blessed is he whose iniquity is forgiven, halleluiah, and whose sins are hidden: Because I was silent, my bones wasted
away, halleluiah, while I cried out all the day.
I confess my offences and my sins before you, and I beg of you, have mercy upon me
In the evening Abraham called upon you on the mountain-top and you answered him, O lover of men; and in the evening we
call upon you, come to our help, O God, full of mercy, halleluiah, and have mercy upon us.
Glory be to the Father...
On you soul and body call, that you may have compassion on them, while they are in this world; when the one is
separated from the other, they cannot make petition for their offences at the seat of judgment, halleluiah, have compassion
on them both.
B'outho of Mar Jacob
Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein. We call upon you, Lord our Lord, come to our help, hear our petition and have mercy on
In the evening when the light of the sun sets upon the earth, may I be enlightened, Lord, to praise your creation; may
your word be a lamp to my feet, Son of God, and in place of the sun may it give light to me, and I will walk by it.
In the time of evening instead of all sacrifices give thanks, and instead of holocausts offer pure prayer in love; and
he who has mouth and word and tongue ought to give thanks for the creatures which are silent.
The evening has come upon me and has placed me in the watch of the night; be to me a sun, Lord, in the evening and I
will walk by You.
The above selected prayers are taken from the Book of Common of the Syrian Church, otherwise known as
the Shimo Namaskaram as translated by Bede Griffiths from Syriac to English. A full copy of the rich
prayers of our tradition can be purchased directly from the publishers at Gorgias Press.